Tag Archives: Asia

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2017

The number of Indian and Malaysian universities in the new rankings has more than doubled The biggest gainer in terms of number of universities is Japan at  69.  Almost 50% of Japanese universities are in the bottom third with less than 20% in the top 100.   In 2009, 33 Japanese universities were in the top […]


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Asia-Pacific Libraries Directory 2017-2018 – Research and Markets

(10 January 2017, DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries 2017-18″ directory to their offering. This edition of the Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries provide essential details on all libraries throughout the Asia Pacific region including universities, public and special libraries and including the libraries of institutes […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! QS Regional Rankings, ARWU Subject Rankings and new releases and rankings from Thomson Reuters

(19 June 2016) Despite all the debates over the value and impact of rankings, updates of existing rankings, embellishments to existing rankings and new rankings keep coming. QS Regional Rankings QS  released four regional rankings on 15 June 2016. It is not surprising that National University of Singapore (NUS) remains number one in Asia with […]


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IGI Global eBook collections special for Asia

(3 June 2016) IGI Global, a leading publishers of books, journals, and databases, is offering beginning in June, 13 new exclusive collections of frontlist, peer-reviewed eBooks on emerging information science and technology subjects. This SPECIAL offer for Asia is for one-time purchase eBook collections all at a discounted price. With no DRM, unlimited simultaneous users, […]


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China rising fastest in ranking of national systems

(24 May 2016) The top five performing national higher education systems are the United States, Switzerland, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Sweden, according to the Universitas 21 annual ranking for 2016. But the country with the most improved performance is China, up four places to 30th due to continual rise in output rankings. University World […]


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Asian Open Access Meeting

(1 April 2016) On March 4, 2016, the National Institute of Informatics (NII) hosted a meeting of the Asian open access (OA) community in Tokyo, Japan. The meeting was co-organized by COAR and held in conjunction with the Research Data Alliance Plenary meeting. The aim of the meeting was to introduce members of the Asian […]


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Asian open access meeting

(22 January 2016) The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan and COAR are co-organizing a meeting of the Asian OA Community in Tokyo, Japan on March 4th, 2016 in conjunction with the Research Data Alliance meeting. The aim of this meeting is to establish an Asian community of practice which can share OA related […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! QS Asia puts NUS first

(16 September 2015) QS 2015-2016 World Rankings were released today, September 15, 2015.  While  I need more time to analyze all the changes,  here are the new rankings for the world and Asia within the world rankings, which are not that much different for the top 10 in 2014-2015. The breaking Asia news is that […]


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Head of Reference and Research Services/Subject Liaison for Islamic and South Asian Studies

(20 August 2015) Vanderbilt University in Nashville,Tennessee  is hiring a suitably qualified librarian to embrace, support, and contribute to the vision and goals of the strategic plan in the pursuit of excellence in learning and discovery by providing as subject liaison, professional research instruction and information consultation services for the interdisciplinary program  in Islamic Studies […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 11: U S News & World Report Goes Global

By Ruth A. Pagell* (20 May 2015) The 1983 appearance of the US News & World Report “Best Colleges in America,” which focused on inputs and was designed for student decision making, started the rankings frenzy in the U.S.  When university rankings went global, the magazine published its first “Rankings of World’s Best Colleges” (Morse, […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 10: Do-It-Yourself Rankings with InCites

By Ruth A. Pagell* (7 May 2015) There is a famous English poem called the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner with a more famous line: ‘water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink’.   Similarly, we are drowning in rankings.  There are rankings, rankings everywhere nor any one that fits. In this series we have looked […]


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Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries 2015-16

 (January 2015) This edition of the Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries published by Research and Markets provide essential details on all libraries throughout the Asia Pacific region including universities, public and special libraries and including the libraries of institutes and research centres. This new edition provides the most up-to-date information available and, to ensure accuracy […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 6: Scholarly Rankings from the Asian Perspective

By Ruth A. Pagell* (26 December 2014)  I began researching the intersection of bibliometrics and university research rankings in preparation for a talk I presented at CONCERT, CONsortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan in 2008.  At that time, there were only 74 articles in all of Web of Science (WOS) about bibliometrics or citations […]


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Feer and Sackler Galleries offer masterpieces of Asian art online

(15 December 2014) The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art, will release their entire collections online 1 January 2015, providing unprecedented access to one of the world’s most important holdings of Asian and American art. The vast majority of the 40,000 artworks have never before been […]


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Call for Papers – Repositioning Libraries in the Asia Pacific Region – Evolving Strategies, Innovative Services

(10 December 2014)  In keeping with IFLA WLIC 2015 overall theme, Dynamic Libraries: Access, Development and Transformation, the Asia and Oceania Open Session will focus on how libraries respond to opportunities for empowering citizens, enhancing learning, and adopting ICTs to name a few, and what this might mean for librarians in terms of their knowledge, […]


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